April 27, 2022: COVID Weekly Data Update

A high percentage of the US population has been infected with SARS-CoV-2

The CDC just reported estimates from a national seroprevalence study on the percentage of the US population that has been infected with SARS-CoV-2.  They measured anti-nucleocapsid (anti-N) antibodies, which are produced in response to an infection but not from the vaccines currently used.  The following table summarizes the percentages by age group vaccinated, positive for anti-N antibodies prior to Omicron, and the most recent data – after Omicron became widespread.   

Omicron became the predominant SARS-CoV-2 variant in December of 2021. The large increases in the percentage of the population with anti-N antibodies illustrates the high infection rate for this variant.  The CDC emphasizes that the presence of anti-N antibodies should not be interpreted as protection from future infection.

Weekly Update:

Brookings County (low community level based on CDC and substantial based on SDDOH)

  • 8,118 total cases:  16 new cases this week vs. 2 in the previous week.  Of the new cases this past week:
    • 31% were under 20 years of age (vs. 50% in previous week)
    • 12% were 20-39 years (vs. 50% in previous week)
    • 38% were 40-59 years (vs. 0% in previous week)
    • 19% were 60 years or older (vs. 0% in previous week)
  • 222 Brookings County residents have been hospitalized with COVID: 0 new hospitalizations posted this past week compared to 1 in the previous week. Currently, the percentage of staffed beds that are COVID-occupied in the Sioux Empire region is 3.0%.
  • 52 Brookings County residents have died of COVID: 0 deaths were reported this past week compared to 0 deaths in the previous week.
  • 54% of Brookings County residents have received the full vaccine series, and 25% have received a booster or third shot. 

South Dakota (low community level based on CDC definition)

  • 237,812 cases: 277 new cases this week vs. 165 in the previous week.  Of the new cases this past week:
    • 18% were under 20 years of age (vs. 25% in previous week)
    • 25% were 20-39 years (vs. 15% in previous week)
    • 26% were 40-59 years (vs. 22% in previous week)
    • 31% were 60 years or older (vs. 38% in previous week)
  • 10,763 South Dakota residents have been admitted to in-state hospitals with COVID: 18 were admitted to in-state hospitals this week vs. 3 last week.  Of the new hospital admissions this past week:
    • % were under 20 years of age (vs. 67% in previous week)
    • 11% were 20-39 years (vs. 0% in previous week)
    • 0% were 40-59 years (vs. 0% in previous week
    • 89% were 60 years or older (vs. 33% in previous week)
  • 38 people currently hospitalized vs. 38 hospitalized last Wednesday (3 currently in the ICU vs. 3 last week). Currently, the percentage of staffed beds statewide that are COVID-occupied is 1.6%.
  • 2,912 South Dakotans have died from COVID:  11 deaths were reported this week vs. 3 in the previous week.  Of those who died this past week:  
    • 1 were 20-39 years of age
    • 3 were 40-59 years of age
    • 7 were 60 years of age & older
  • 53% of South Dakota residents have received the full vaccine series, and 24% have received a booster or third shot. 

USA

  • 82.78 million cases:  373,029 new cases this week vs. 283,345 in the previous week
  • 1,019,008 total deaths:  2,849 deaths this week vs. 3,115 in the previous week 

Worldwide

  • 510.7 million cases: 4.8 million cases this week vs. 5.0 million in the previous week
  • 6.24 million deaths: 20,733 deaths this week vs. 18,651 in the previous week 

Be kind to each other – and yourself.

Published by Bonnysblog78398238

I'm interested in numbers.

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